David Scott


David Scott is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004); Refashioning Futures: Criticism After Postcoloniality (1999) and Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil (1994). He is also the editor of the journal, Small Axe. During his time at UWC, Professor Scott presented a series of lectures at the CHR and District Six Museum, Cape Town, in November / December 2013.

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